The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 559 564 530
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -34
Contract jobs citing Drools 54 17 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.032% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.11% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 26
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£425 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £460 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15715 15210 15721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.79% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9790 9520
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +12 33 £450 -
Edinburgh +26 29 £450 -
England -19 21 £408 -25.90% 11
South East +7 8 £370 - 1
London -3 6 £388 -29.54% 8
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - - - - 3
High Wycombe - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
East of England - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 95 (81.90%) Java
2 71 (61.21%) JBoss
3 45 (38.79%) Spring
3 45 (38.79%) jBPM
4 41 (35.34%) Hibernate
5 40 (34.48%) BPMN
6 36 (31.03%) SOA
7 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (27.59%) Web Services
9 31 (26.72%) XML
10 26 (22.41%) J2EE
11 24 (20.69%) SQL
12 22 (18.97%) XSLT
12 22 (18.97%) Java EE
13 21 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (16.38%) Eclipse
15 18 (15.52%) Maven
16 17 (14.66%) TDD
16 17 (14.66%) JRules
17 16 (13.79%) Workflow
18 15 (12.93%) Oracle
19 13 (11.21%) PL/SQL
19 13 (11.21%) Finance
19 13 (11.21%) Performance Monitoring
20 11 (9.48%) Banking
21 10 (8.62%) MVC
22 9 (7.76%) Scrum
22 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
22 9 (7.76%) SOAP
22 9 (7.76%) Apache Camel

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.76%) Liferay
2 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.72%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.86%) Mule
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Cordys
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) DSL
2 3 (2.59%) NGN
2 3 (2.59%) Network Security
3 2 (1.72%) FTP
4 1 (0.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.45%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) SQLite
4 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.86%) DB2
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) Eclipse
2 18 (15.52%) Maven
3 5 (4.31%) Selenium
4 4 (3.45%) JUnit
5 3 (2.59%) Subversion
5 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Hudson
6 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.72%) JIRA
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.86%) Ant
7 1 (0.86%) Mockito
7 1 (0.86%) Hamcrest
7 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Banking
3 8 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 85 (73.28%) Developer
2 62 (53.45%) Java Developer
3 9 (7.76%) Analyst
4 5 (4.31%) Architect
5 4 (3.45%) Software Developer
5 4 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (3.45%) Consultant
6 3 (2.59%) Test Analyst
7 2 (1.72%) Technical Architect
7 2 (1.72%) Software Engineer
7 2 (1.72%) Business Analyst
7 2 (1.72%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (1.72%) Team Leader
7 2 (1.72%) Applications Architect
7 2 (1.72%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (1.72%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (1.72%) Technical Leader
7 2 (1.72%) Software Designer
7 2 (1.72%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (1.72%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.79%) Spring
1 45 (38.79%) jBPM
2 41 (35.34%) Hibernate
3 32 (27.59%) Web Services
4 31 (26.72%) XML
5 26 (22.41%) J2EE
6 22 (18.97%) XSLT
6 22 (18.97%) Java EE
7 17 (14.66%) JRules
8 9 (7.76%) SOAP
8 9 (7.76%) Apache Camel
9 8 (6.90%) Spring MVC
10 7 (6.03%) JSON
10 7 (6.03%) Struts
11 6 (5.17%) JMS
11 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
11 6 (5.17%) Spring Batch
12 5 (4.31%) JAX-RS
12 5 (4.31%) Middleware
12 5 (4.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Derivative
1 5 (4.31%) Open Source
2 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) Reference Data
2 4 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.59%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (2.59%) Ontologies
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.45%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Windows
3 2 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) BPMN
2 36 (31.03%) SOA
3 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (14.66%) TDD
6 16 (13.79%) Workflow
7 13 (11.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (8.62%) MVC
9 9 (7.76%) Scrum
10 8 (6.90%) UML
11 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.03%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (5.17%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.31%) Data Modelling
13 5 (4.31%) ETL
14 4 (3.45%) Project Management
14 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.45%) Wealth Management
14 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (81.90%) Java
2 24 (20.69%) SQL
3 13 (11.21%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.31%) C++
5 5 (4.31%) Python
6 3 (2.59%) Golang
7 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.72%) Ruby
7 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) C#
8 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 71 (61.21%) JBoss
2 15 (12.93%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Pega
4 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (2.59%) Sybase
6 2 (1.72%) Software AG
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.86%) Intel
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